It’s opening night of Murder in the First on Broadway, and nerves are high. The cast and crew are all a buzz backstage with the excitement of the lights, the sounds - and the dead body of big-shot Broadway Producer. There lies Jack Bialystock, shot in the back center stage before the curtain could rise.
Was the murderer a cast member, like Anita Part who’s making her Broadway debut tonight, or seasoned performer Sienna Stealer? Was it the sleazy casting director Colin Back, or a member of the audience like Megan Phan who somehow wandered backstage?
There’s only one way to find out: play the game Bullets on Broadway! But hold onto your overpriced wine—the murderer may be YOU!
BEWARE! Don't want the evidence videos below until it's time! The host will be directed to play the videos for each corresponding round.
ACT ONE EVIDENCE
ACT TWO EVIDENCE
ACT THREE EVIDENCE
SET THE SCENE
Theatrical elements suggestive of the 1920’s.
THEME COCKTAIL: GIN RICKY
To make yours you will need: 10mlSoda water 100mlA lime wedge to garnishMethod:Gather your ingredientsMix together the gin, lime juice and syrup into a cocktail shaker along with ice cubesShake wellStrain into a chilled highball glassTop up with soda waterFinish with lime wedge and enjoy!
Character Description: Kaitlyn is a busty blonde actress who likes to show skin and get attention...and sometimes she catches the wrong eye. But she has a smart and cunning side to her, with a quick wit.
Character Description: Lue is a flamboyant, over the top, character actor dressed in brightly colored clothes. He’s clearly overcompensating for some deeply held secret. He’s funny and charismatic with a quick wit, and is often breaking into showtunes.
Character Description: Matthew’s the leading man a bit past his prime, with something to prove. He’s dressed in a robe, which is his costume for the first act, with tufts of chest hair peeking out the top. He appears to be worn out and tired.
Character Description: Sienna is a loose cannon and always drunk or hopped up on something. She has the voice of an angel, but she slurs her words and her risky habits make it hard for her to get good parts.
Character Description: William is an old friend, partner, and most trusted confidant of the deceased. He is a round dumpling of a man wearing a tuxedo and top hat. He’s over dressed, even for opening night, and speaks with a British accent.
Broadway Murder Mysteries, where YOU are the show! Broadway Murder Mysteries was created in March of 2020 when many Broadway performers, writers, and talent were out of work. The Broadway shut down had a huge impact on the theater community, and Broadway Murder Mysteries was created to give jobs to out of work talent, while creating something inherently theatrical that theater and mystery fans would love.